"This thought-provoking book contains 14 essays that explore the far-reaching collateral damages and socioeconomic consequences of tough-on-crime policies."
This brave book challenges us, urgently, to rethink crime and punishment for the 21st century. It is not by accident that the U.S. became the world's largest incarcerator in just thirty-five years. After the War on Crime
exposes how structural inequalities based on race and class and written into our laws, institutions and everyday practices have blackened our jails and prisons and reproduced segregated communities inside and out.-Susan Tucker,Director, The After Prison Initiative, Open Society Institute
About the Author
Mary Louise Frampton is Director of the Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.
Ian Haney López is Professor of Law at Boalt Hall and author of White by Law (NYU Press) and Racism on Trial.
Jonathan Simon is Professor of Law at Boalt Hall and author of Governing through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear.